Theresa is a Mother (USA, 1 hour 42 minutes)
Directed by: C. Fraser Press & Darren Press
Written by: C. Fraser Press
Amaya Press, C. Fraser Press, Charles Anthony Burks, Edie McClurg, Elaine Bromka, Maeve Press, Matthew Gumley, Richard Poe, Robert Turano, Schuyler Iona Press and Violet Krumbein
Theresa McDermott has chased her 'ideal' life as an urban-dwelling, punk-ish singer/songwriter to it's very end. She's broke, facing eviction and happens to have three kids she's raising alone. The only option is to move back to the rural town and parents she escaped a decade ago. Her parents' mutual misery and gloomy lives were a 'downer' with no place in her fun city life. Yet the moment Theresa arrives 'home,' it's clear there's been changes. Armed with a plethora of hobbies, a hot tub and a new philosophy, these are not the parents she left behind. Old wounds, unattainable dreams, and 'other things' are exposed as a fractured family works to become whole and a woman with a few kids learns to become a mother.